Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Holocaust Cartoons

Iranian newspaper Hamshahri is now going to hold a Holocaust cartoon contest, soliciting cartoonists of the world to draw cariacatures of the Holocaust.

"Does the West extend freedom of expression to the crimes committed by the United States and Israel, or an event such as the Holocaust? Or is its freedom only for insulting religious sanctities?"

Does Islam, in genral, get it?

Yes, it will upset people. Yes, there will be outrage. Yes, it will be condemned. But there will be no death threats, no buildings burned. And it won't be out of respect for Islam, but out of respect for the freedom to express one's views without fear of harm.

That, my friends, is the point.

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